Elko: Community Foundation awards grants at county fair

The Community Foundation of Elko County, established in 2015, has a clear mission: to connect people who care with causes that matter. The foundation is a permanent endowment, continually growing through planned gifts so that Elko County has an ongoing source of funding to address unknown and unm... Learn More

FILL THE BUS: $154,000 worth of school supplies collected

Generous community partners also presented cash donations, bringing the event total to over $167,000. * Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada’s (CIS of Southern Nevada) sixth annual Fill the Bus school supply drive collected school supplies valued at over $150,000 for underserved Clark C... Learn More

When the economy and families fail to provide, schools have to step in

While dropout prevention programs are largely associated with high schools, those teenage decisions are often rooted in missed benchmarks and habits formed at a younger age. Examples: chronic tardiness, absenteeism, and not meeting widely accepted academic benchmarks (like reading proficiency by thi... Learn More

CIS of Western Nevada program expands into two Washoe County schools

Drop out prevention non profit, "Communities In Schools of Western Nevada", has started the 2018-19 school year with an expansion into two new Washoe County schools. The two new schools added are Anderson Elementary and Glenn Duncan Elementary School.  

Henderson ‘turnaround’ school gets partner to address off-campus issues

This spring, Taylor Elementary became a “turnaround” school, meaning the district is boosting support and providing new leadership in an effort to turn the academic tide. The school also is getting assistance from the national nonprofit Communities in Schools, which provides a one-stop shop t... Learn More